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Thompson Speaks on Loving Each Other

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Brewton-Parker College students are unified through prayer during the Feb. 25, 2014 chapel service.

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BPC students Tierra Axom and Mia Anderson display a heart of worship during the music portion of chapel service.

By Lauren Moye

BPC Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON—“During prayer time this morning, I asked God, ‘What do you want me to tell them?’” Rev. Bobby Thompson said as he opened his message.  He continued with, “He said, ‘You tell them that I love them. And you tell them that while I’m away, they are to love each other.’” Thompson was the special guest speaker during the Feb. 25, 2014 Brewton-Parker College chapel service. His message was based on Genesis 9:18-23 and Titus 3:1-8.

Bobby Thompson

Rev. Bobby Thompson preaches on how Christians should love each other as God loves. Thompson is the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Vidalia, Ga.

(Photos by Lauren Moye)

After introducing his text, Thompson told his chapel congregation that he owed them a blanket apology. He explained by saying, “I am a representative of the Church, of Christ, and there are a lot of you who need to hear, ‘I’m sorry for treating you as less than you are.” He compared God’s love to a relationship seen in Song of Solomon: unconditional, yearning, and passionate. “I said I needed to apologize because, if God looks at you that way, who am I to look at you otherwise?”

Thompson tied it back to Noah’s sons. He pointed out Ham’s belligerent response to his father’s drunken state and compared it to the Christian who tears down other Christians. Ham broadcasted his father’s mistake, in contrast to the other two brothers who covered it. Thompson stated that the covering of their father by Shem and Japheth was a representation of God’s mercy for repentant sinners. He then moved over to Titus, which compares lists of good things and bad things. Echoing Titus 3:3, Thompson stated, “The first son’s actions were not good. He was right, but it was not good.”

Thompson concluded his message by saying, “Do not let cold-hearted, holier-than-thou Christians corrupt who you are in Christ.” Thompson is the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Vidalia, Ga.

Worship for the service was led by the BCM Band.

The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
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March 5, 2014 11:43 AM